In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the local history department of Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick has prepared a web exhibit about some of the community actions of the past that have helped preserve the environment.
The guide can be found in the local history section of the Albert Wisner Library’s website.
The exhibit traces four historic social movements through their documents and reportage: The ill-conceived notion that the Black Dirt Region in Southern Orange County, New York and Northern Sussex County, New Jersey would make a great jetport; New Jersey’s attempt to dump tons of radium containing soil in Vernon, NY; the long fought efforts to protect Sterling Forest from being broken up for development; and the preservation of thousands of acres of agricultural and open spaces on a town-wide level.
The guide also presents a selection of nature writings from a few of Warwick’s most ardent nature lovers throughout history.
For more information contact local history librarian Sue Gardner, email@example.com. Although the library is currently closed, emails are being read and responded to.
Photo of hikers enjoying the vistas of Warwick from the archive of the Warwick Historical Society.